Warner Bros. ends deal with adware firm

07/28/2006 | Washington Post, The

Warner Bros. announced it plans to sever ties to Zango Inc., an adware company that offers online freebies via Warner's Web site, but requires users to install tracking software that serves pop-up ads, including ads for pornography. The Zango material on the Warner Bros. site was a concern, because the site is based around the studio's cartoon characters and is aimed at younger users, and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act forbids Web sites from gathering information from children under 14 without parental consent.

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